MEC x POW Season Opener
Fat flakes, first tracks, frozen trails - get set for the good stuff.
TUNES / CLIMATE CHANGE TALK / SKI FILMS / GIVEAWAYS
Kick off the season with an after-hours social with our friends from POW Canada and Tourism Whistler. We'll set the scene for good times - you bring the stoke for snow.
Join us for the MEC x POW Season Opener in-store at MEC North Vancouver. Together with Protect Our Winters Canada (POW Canada), we'll present feature films and get you stoked for the upcoming winter season. Come and enjoy complimentary cool treats from Earnest Ice Cream, Superfood Hot Chocolate from Kokomo, and learn about how POW is mobilizing the outdoor sports community against climate change.
Space is limited, so book your tickets now! Tickets will be available at the door if space permits.
We love to offer amazing value for our events, but we can't offer refunds on registrations. Please see our refund policy.
Protect Our Winters Canada is a passionate community of enthusiasts, professional athletes and industry brands uniting the outdoor community to address climate change. POW believes that the love of adventure in nature, demands participation in the fight to save and protect it.
Tickets are $10, with all proceeds being donated to POW Canada.
Please note: these details are subject to change
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Free ski + board waxing drop-off
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Learn how to wax your skis or snowboard Workshop
- Taught by Rick Weissenborn, founder of Tools4Boards
- Register here
7:30 PM - Doors open
Mix + mingle
Welcome and land acknowledgement from MEC
'The North Face presents: Lhotse' screening, with intro from TNF athlete and POW ambassador, Leanne Pelosi
Raffle Prize Draw, more info below
'Electric Greg' screening, with intro from POW ambassador, Greg Hill
POW presentation by POW ambassador, Ian McIntosh
10:00 PM - Event ends
‘The North Face Presents: Lhotse’
It's not always what we achieve that defines us, rather it is why we achieve such things that creates clarity in our existence. In 2018, Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison completed the first ski descent of the 27,940-foot Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world. This is their story.
‘Electric Greg - A carbon neutral quest to become a better adventurer’
A documentary film by Switchback Entertainment
Record-breaking mountain endurance athlete, Greg Hill, has never shied away from a goal. Through his time spent in the mountains he's seen the affects of climate change first-hand and came to realize the way he was approaching the mountains was only making the problem worse. Two years ago he changed his approach and set out to climb 100 peaks without burning any fossil fuels. But the question is: will it make a difference?
Free Ski + Board Waxing, presented by Tourism Whistler
Get your snow season started with a complimentary ski or board wax. Bring your skis or snowboard into the store during store hours, or at the event from 7:30-8:00pm on Sunday, November 17th and show your Season Opener ticket to redeem!
*One pair of skis or one snowboard per person. Waxing will take up to 7-days, and you will be contacted by MEC staffers upon completion.
We are stoked to be raising money for POW Canada and have an amazing Raffle Prize line-up brought to you by our awesome partners. All attendees will receive 1 raffle ticket upon entry into the event and additional raffle tickets will be for sale; $5 for 5 OR $10 for an arms length, cash only. Prizes include:
- $500 Whistler.com gift card
- The North Face swag
- 1 year FATMAP subscription
- MEC Label swag
- & more!
Thank you to our partners for their support in bringing the stoke for snow:
The North Face® fundamental mission remains unchanged since 1966: Provide the best gear for our athletes and the modern day explorer, support the preservation of the outdoors, and inspire a global movement of exploration. The North Face was built on a love for the outdoors and the desire to enable all types of exploration, from your backyard to the Himalayas. Over the last 50 years we've lived by our “true north,” the belief that exploration has the power to change us, to challenge us and to help us see the world from new perspectives. Shop The North Face.
Tourism Whistler is the marketing organization responsible for spreading awareness of Whistler, BC. Whistler is known for its two majestic mountains, vibrant pedestrian Village, epic skiing and snowboarding, four championship golf courses, unbeatable shopping, restaurants and bars, accommodation to suit every budget, hiking trails, spas, and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world. If you’re looking for the best place to find local knowledge or search for deals on accommodation and activities in Whistler, be sure to visit Whistler.com.